December 12, 2017 Subject:
Useful as History But Very Poorly Scanned by Google
This is an interesting and useful history, especially that of the early years of Delaware's formation where there seem to be limited records. However, its readability is hampered by the poor OCR transliteration that was done by Google, rendering much of it entirely undecipherable. Google has done several OCR archive entries of this book, but they all seem to have suffered tremendous difficulties transliterating the text into humanly readable format. This is another one in that category by Google. By having done a poor job technically, should the physical book disappear, this history of relatively recent origin, will be lost to humanity, despite its retention in a semi-digitized format. I know that OCR software has come a long way, and I don't know when this scan was done, but it seems its technician was hurried or sloppy about his/her work to have produced such unreadable copy. Hopefully, this text - being important - can be rescanned at a later date, with more advanced tools that would permit its full restoration for future generations to use; otherwise, if these remain the only copies, much of it will be permanently lost from Internet access.